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June 26, 2022
  • Outside
  • Storytelling

Cancelled – Salty Tales on the Harwich Harbour Ferry

Glenys Newton


Harwich Harbour Ferry, Harwich / Felixstowe United Kingdom
Per person, one way

This part of the event has been cancelled – the Harwich Harbour Ferry will not be running on Sunday 26th June due to predicted high winds. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Jules Pretty’s events at Felixstowe Museum (10.45am) and at Harwich Redoubt Fort (2.15pm) will still be going ahead.

Felixstowe Book Festival and Essex Book Festival are teaming up for a special day of events.

On 26th June we will be celebrating the publication of writer and environmentalist Jules Pretty’s latest book Sea Sagas of the North: Travels and Tales of Warming Waters with events taking place in both Felixstowe Museum and Harwich Redoubt Fort.

The first event takes place at Felixstowe Museum. Then we set sail via the Foot and Bicycle Ferry from Felixstowe to Harwich Quay for the second event which takes place at Harwich Redoubt Fort. Audiences are invited to join us for part or all of the day.

We are encouraging audiences to attend both events with a special storytelling delight to connect the two.


Set Sail with some Salty Tales

Take the Harwich Harbour Ferry from event to event and you’ll be treated to some Salty Tales from the marvellous, award-winning storyteller Glenys Newton along the way (included in the ferry ticket price).

So why not make a day of it, spend some extra time looking around these wonderful venues, plus nearby Landguard Fort and nature reserve, or have lunch overlooking the sea.

Make sure you book your ferry tickets in advance. You can view the timetable and book tickets online at harwichharbourferry.com £5 one way.


Event timings and suggested ferry times

Depending on which side of the water you are travelling from, here are some suggested ferry times to ensure you make it to each event…

Travel: 10.10am – Ferry from Harwich to Felixstowe – please book ferry tickets online in advance

Event 1: 10.45am – Jules Pretty, Sea Sagas of the North, Felixstowe Museum, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 3TW

Travel: 1.30pm – Ferry from Felixstowe to Harwich – please book ferry tickets online in advance

Event 2: 2.15pm – Jules Pretty, Sea Sagas of the North, Harwich Redoubt Fort, Main Road, Harwich, CO12 3LT

Travel: 4.10pm – Last ferry from Harwich to Felixstowe – please book ferry tickets online in advance




£8 /£6 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers) for each event

or,  £15 / £10 concession for both events (the ticket price will be discounted at checkout when you have both the Harwich and Felixstowe events in your basket).

Ferry tickets: Tickets for the ferry must be booked and paid for separately via harwichharbourferry.com. £5 each way.


Harwich Harbour Ferry

From Harwich:
Look out for the ferry flag on Ha’penny Pier. Opposite the Pier Hotel. Sat Nav: CO12 3HH
Public car park and toilets available
There is a train and bus link to and from the ferry in Harwich.

From Felixstowe:
Beach landing!: Look out for the ferry flag on shingle beach at the end of Viewpoint Road. Landguard Fort
Sat Nav: IP11 3TW
Pay and display car park and toilets in the Viewpoint Cafe available


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Harwich Harbour Ferry 3
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Harwich Harbour Ferry
Harwich / Felixstowe United Kingdom